Prix Arts-Affaires de Montréal 2013: 12 candidates, 12 success stories to celebrate

Prix Arts-Affaires de Montréal 2013: 12 candidates, 12 success stories to 
MONTREAL, April 11, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Co-Chairs of the Honorary 
Committee for the Prix Arts-Affaires de Montréal, Michel Leblanc, President 
and CEO of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, and Jan-Fryderyk 
Pleszczynski, Chair of the Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM), today 
announced the 12 candidates for the 2013 edition of the competition. The 
winners will receive their awards at a reception at Usine C on May 8, 2014. 
Organized for the past eight years by the Board of Trade and the CAM, the Prix 
Arts-Affaires recognize business people's commitment to the Greater Montréal 
arts scene. Five Montrealers recognized for their expertise in the fields of 
culture, arts and business, with experience in ties between business and the 
arts, will choose the winners: Maria Antonopoulos, Marketing Communications 
Manager at the Antonopoulos Group, Marcel Côté, Strategic Advisor at 
KPMG-SECOR, Michel de la Chenelière, President of the Fondation de la 
Chenelière, Frédéric Loury, Managing Director and Curator of Art 
Souterrain, and Ginette Noiseux, Director of ESPACE GO. 
"Every year, the business community gives time and money to help Montréal 
creators grow and gain exposure," Ginette Noiseux said. "The community does 
this with passion for a cause it believes in, to foster a city of culture with 
an international outlook." 
"Ties between business and the arts have been forming and developing for many 
years, and the Prix Arts-Affaires make us aware of just how strong these ties 
are," Michel de la Chenelière said. "My experience as a volunteer and patron 
has taught me the point to which collaborations between business people and 
artists are mainly a matter of mutual trust and commitment. I have great 
admiration for the nominees, whom, individually or as part of companies, have 
taken action on their commitment to culture." 
The jury will study the 12 nominations submitted by cultural organizations 
that want to recognize the people and businesses that supported them between 
January 1 and December 31, 2013. The nominations will be judged based on the 
quality and innovative spirit of support offered and the impact and value of 
the efforts on the organization's development. 
The nominees are: 
National Bank of Canada, sponsored by the Pointe-à-Callière Foundation and 
the Fondation du Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
Benjamin Moore, sponsored by MU
Canal D - Bell Media, sponsored by the Montreal International Documentary 
Power Corporation of Canada, sponsored by Théâtre du Nouveau Monde 
Luis Angarita, Director, CD&I Associates, sponsored by the Fondation LatinArte
Brian M. Levitt, Co-Chair, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, sponsored by the 
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Luc Paquet, President, Fordia, sponsored by Pentaèdre
Diane Vachon, sponsored by the Contemporary Art Gallery Association
Karel Velan, Founder and Chair, Velan Inc., sponsored by Théâtre 
Lyrichorégra 20 
Sébastien Barangé, Communications Director, CGI, and Maxime Codère, 
Director, KPMG, sponsored by MASSIVart
Chloé Fleurant, Lawyer, McCarthy Tétrault, sponsored by Jamais Lu
Olivier Perron Collins, Vice-President, BC2FP Consultants, sponsored by BJM - 
Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal 
Celebrate success stories on May 8 at Usine C 
This year's winners will be announced on Thursday, May 8 during a special 
ceremony followed by a cocktail reception at a location that is both historic 
and avant-garde. The evening will bring together over 200 people from the 
Greater Montréal cultural and business communities, gathered to recognize the 
winners' dedication to the world of the arts and to draw inspiration from 
their success stories. 
Registration and tickets: 
About the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal is made up of some 7,000 members. 
Its mission is to represent the interests of the business community of Greater 
Montréal and to provide individuals, merchants, and local businesses of all 
sizes with a variety of specialized services to help them achieve their full 
potential in terms of innovation, productivity, and competitiveness. The Board 
of Trade is Quebec's leading private economic development organization. 
About Conseil des arts de Montréal 
A dynamic partner of artistic creativity in Montreal, the Conseil des arts de 
Montréal identifies, supports and recognizes excellence and innovation in the 
creation, production and presentation of professional artistic endeavours. It 
encourages experimentation, discovery and daring at the heart of Montreal's 
artistic landscape, thanks to its initiatives that stimulate emerging and 
culturally diverse artists. For over 50 years, the Conseil des arts de 
Montréal has been an influential player in the development of "Montreal, 
Cultural Metropolis."

SOURCE  Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal 
Michelle LLambias Meunier Advisor, Media Relations Board of Trade of 
Metropolitan Montreal Tel.: 514 871-4000, ext. 4042 Twitter:@chambremontreal Follow 
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Tania Orméjuste Communications Director Conseil des arts de Montréal Tel.: 
514 280-3991 
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